Welcome to the Fall 2020 semester!
We are counting on you to make this an amazing year at San Diego State University, both for you and your fellow students! We are happy you are a part of our community and will be with you along the way.
Take Note, and Do This
Know the requirements
Know the requirements for your health and the safety of our community and complete the training. A special training has been designed specifically for students. We ask that, before the first day of class, any student who will come to campus or take an in-person class take the time to review the training.
Complete daily health screening utilizing Presence
Every day before coming to campus, all students should complete this self-screening. Before the start of class, students may have their temperature checked and be asked to answer the screening questions. We recognize that symptoms can onset throughout the day, which is why we are asking them to conduct the self-assessment before coming to campus and then again at the door to ensure that students are still fever free.
Sign the SDSU Health Commitment
The pledge is a personal commitment to engage in behaviors that support your individual and our community’s health.
Check both Canvas & Blackboard
There is a high probability you will have courses delivered in both Canvas and Blackboard during the campus-wide transition to Canvas. Please check both canvas.sdsu.edu and blackboard.sdsu.edu. Many faculty are still finalizing their courses and will be activating them in the system, and will be in touch with you soon.
Other Important Wellness and Safety Expectations, Resources
Information about SDSU’s facial covering requirement is online. Anyone on campus or any campus properties must wear a facial covering at all times, with limited exceptions. This includes when you are outdoors, even if you are more than six feet from others.
You must also maintain physical distancing (a minimum of six feet between you and others). And remember to frequently wash your hands and avoid crowds and gatherings. You can learn more about general prevention online.
Student COVID-19 resources
Also, SDSU maintains a student-centered page on the COVID-19 site with additional information and resources just for you.
Recognized Student Organizations, including fraternities and sororities, are expected to uphold the guidance provided by San Diego State University, in conjunction with public health agencies. Please find the SDSU Affiliated Organizations COVID-19 Policy for Recognized Student Organizations here.
And, as a reminder, we all share in the responsibility of making our campus safe. Be alert. Be responsible. Stay aware of potential safety issues. For general safety, visit the University Police Department website to learn about ways to stay safe and be responsible. Also, view the SDSU COVID-19 site for timely updates and resources.
Academic Resources, Tools
We want you to be on track and stay on track. Do the following:
Please ensure you are using the correct SDSUid account. If you are a student employee, you have two SDSUids — one for each role. Any credit-bearing course you are enrolled in will be listed in your student SDSUid account, and any course you are teaching will be listed in your employee SDSUid account.
For those with waitlisted courses, remember to monitor the course status via your SDSU WebPortal. Your ranking on a course section wait list can change at any time. Also, be sure to remove any course sections on your wait list that you do not intend to enroll in. Visit the Wait List website for more information.
If you have any questions about fall class registration including the wait list, please contact the Office of the Registrar at 619-594-6871 or by emailing [email protected].
Important Notices and Deadlines
You should have received notice that, in accordance with a policy passed by the University Senate, all official communications from SDSU will be sent to your official SDSU email address. As noted above, check your SDSU email daily to ensure you are receiving important university communication. Learn more about the Student Official Email Address Use Policy online. Communication is even more critical during the pandemic, so please be sure to regularly view campus communications.
Lastly, take a moment to mark your calendar with the schedule adjustment deadline, which is Monday, September 4, at 7:59 p.m. Check the SDSU WebPortal to make sure you are enrolled in the correct courses prior to this date. You are not allowed to make any changes to your class schedule after that date.
Actions to take before coming to campus for the fall semester
Understand how you can help keep yourself healthy and safe.
Understand the SDSU COVID Policy and how non-compliance will be addressed.
Sign the SDSU Health Commitment. Pledge to Protect Yourself, Protect Others, and Protect Your Community.
Learn about more about COVID-19 and SDSU expectations.